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Royal Caribbean has announced they will bring free Wi-Fi to more subway platforms in Manhattan and Queens, in a new partnership with the New York City subway (MTA). [PR Web]

The initiative is part of an advertising campaign announcing the arrival of the world’s first smart ship Quantum of the Seas in New York City on November 10, Royal Caribbean is planning to promote their new cruise ship on billboards, screens and digital displays across the city.

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PR Web: The world’s first smartship Quantum of the Seas is set to arrive into New York Harbor on Nov. 10, 2014, and Royal Caribbean is counting down the days until her big debut.

With Quantum of the Seas introducing a wave of technological features that have never before been possible at sea, including ultrafast wireless capability that allows for unprecedented connectivity, the cruise line partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to bring free Wi-Fi to underground subway platforms in Manhattan and Queens.

Read the press release here…

by Mai Armstrong

Cutty Sark with sails set. Photo by Allan C. Green – State Library of Victoria, Allan C. Green collection of glass negatives.


Historic British tea clipper Cutty Sark caught fire early Saturday, as reported by the BBC News. The fire was quickly extinguished and the 1869 ship suffered minor damage and was able to reopened unaffected parts of the ship to visitors Sunday.

Photo BBC News

BBC News: Famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark has been damaged in a fire in London.

A small part of deck three and the hull timbers were damaged, however firefighters managed to contain the blaze, London Fire Brigade said. Twenty firefighters were called to the ship in Greenwich, south-east London, at 07:21 BST and put the fire out within an hour.

Cutty Sark (2002). Photo by sandpiper via wikipedia

An investigation has now been launched to find the cause of the latest fire. Read more from the BBC News here…

by Mai Armstrong

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